Claudio Melo de Gusmao, MD

    "As a neurologist, it is a wonderful privilege to help heal what is injured while marveling at what is thriving."

    Medical Services


    • Neurology
    • Child Neurology


    • Neurology


    • Portuguese
    • Spanish
    • English
    • French


    • Movement Disorders and Deep Brain Stimulation Program

    As a child, my visits to the doctor were always embodied by a soothing feeling that lasted for days. 

    I grew with the ideal that one day I would stand in the provider place, empowering myself to grant others likewise comfort and peacefulness.

    When I became a doctor, it was clear that studying the brain is like opening a window into a person’s soul. As a neurologist, it is a wonderful privilege to help heal what is injured while marveling at what is thriving.

    Experience and Education


    Medical Degree

    Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, 2002

    Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL


    Jackson Memorial Hospital, 2010

    Miami, FL

    Residency - Pediatrics

    Instituto de Puericultura e Pediatria Martagao Gesteira, 2005

    Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL

    Residency - Pediatric Neurology

    Boston Children's Hospital, 2013

    Boston, MA

    Residency - Adult Neurology

    Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 2016

    Boston, MA

    Fellowship - Movement Disorders

    Boston Children's Hospital, 2014

    Boston, MA

    Fellowship - Movement Disorders

    Massachusetts General Hospital, 2015

    Boston, MA

    Professional History

    I have undergone full training in general adult and pediatric neurology; with additional specialized training in movement disorders. In addition, I have been involved in medical education, earning awards such as the teaching resident of the year and currently participating in a funded research project by the American Academy of Neurology.

    As part of my unique training background, I am in a singular position to address the needs of children and adults with complex neurological disorders, in particular movement disorders. I hope to develop a solid clinical research program for patients with pediatric movement disorders and improve the quality of care of all patients with neurological issues as they transition into adulthood.


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